Rates and correlates of suicidal ideation among stroke survivors: a meta-analysis

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Published online: 23 May 2017
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2017-315660

Francesco Bartoli, Maurizio Pompili, Nicoletta Lillia, Cristina Crocamo, Giuseppe Salemi, Massimo Clerici, Giuseppe Carrà

Background: a better understanding of the epidemiological impact of suicidal ideation after stroke is required to identify subjects needing personalised interventions.
Objective: the aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate rates and correlates of suicidal ideation among stroke survivors.
Methods: we searched via Ovid, Medline, Embase and PsycInfo from database inception until August 2016. Predefined outcomes were (1) rates of suicidal ideation based on random-effects pooled proportion…

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